Help! Need to make dessert for ten people

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Welovecouscous Thu 15-Nov-12 11:28:13

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Welovecouscous Thu 15-Nov-12 17:02:41

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Welovecouscous Thu 15-Nov-12 17:05:10

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Another vote for crumble. I had to cook for 12 recently and made one thinking it was a bit of a cop out, but very easy so would have to do. It was ridiculously popular. I'd made enough for about 20 thinking the left overs would be nice for lunch... not a chance, none left.

Best thing about crumble - you can prep it in advance, cook it on the day, and it doesn't spoil if it has to hang around for a while.

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Thu 15-Nov-12 17:17:44

If I have to cook for a large number of guests I always do something cold so I can make it in advance and then just serve it. Tiramisu always goes down well.

Welovecouscous Thu 15-Nov-12 18:23:46

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Taffeta Fri 16-Nov-12 13:08:22

This is my favourite winter trifle recipe.

Yumma and dead easy.

Welovecouscous Fri 16-Nov-12 13:15:45

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pacific407 Fri 16-Nov-12 13:33:42

Fantastic trifle recipe based on a Nigel Slater - I don't use booze because I hate boozy desserts, but you cld.

Bought Madeira cake base (sliced into slices about 2cm thick and then layered). Cover over with raspberries/mixed berries that have been cooked down so they are part fruit part mush (if that makes sense). Easiest and cheapest way to do this is a load of frozen berries, couple of tbsp water, sugar to taste, cook for 10 mins or so.
Ready made fresh custard over that. Whipped cream over that.

No exact quantities as depends on how many you're making it for...just a common sense thing, really. Plus you can't go wrong so it doesn't matter.

I have been known to eat leftovers for breakfast. So good.

Welovecouscous Fri 16-Nov-12 13:45:51

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Welovecouscous Sat 17-Nov-12 12:38:16

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BIWI that torte looks amazing, thanks for the link

Welovecouscous Sat 17-Nov-12 12:46:34

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picnicbasketcase Sat 17-Nov-12 12:46:43

Great big banoffee pie. No actual cooking required. <lazy>

Welovecouscous Sat 17-Nov-12 12:46:53

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dogrilla Sat 17-Nov-12 12:50:45

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3842/baked-raspberry-cheesecake is the easiest cheesecake ever. Looks and tastes really impressive and delicious, and everyone always asks for the recipe. I wheel it out time and time again.

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 12:50:58

You won't thank me after you've consumed all those carbs/calories and fat grin

<waves to PheasantPlucker>

Welovecouscous Sat 17-Nov-12 12:57:10

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Welovecouscous Sat 17-Nov-12 12:57:32

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BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 13:42:12

Physalis would look beautiful. And I should think Bacardi would be fine.

You will need to serve some cream with it, as it is so, so rich and quite a cloying (in a good way!) texture - but make it single cream

BlackandGold Sat 17-Nov-12 13:46:07

I make Delia's torte using Cointreau instead of rum.

And if you make it the day before you need it it's much easier to slice.

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 13:49:11

And, seriously, when you serve it, only serve each guest a sliver. Maybe no more than 3 cm at the widest point of the wedge (assuming you're making a round one). It is so rich that any more than that can be over-kill.

Welovecouscous Sat 24-Nov-12 00:18:51

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JenaiMathis Sat 24-Nov-12 13:23:31

Well......? wink

Welovecouscous Sat 24-Nov-12 13:59:13

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BIWI Sat 24-Nov-12 14:26:31

Don't blame me when you gain 3 stones overnight grin

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